After an up-and-down season, perhaps it was appropriate that the Big Spring Lady Steers earned a spot in the state softball playoffs by doing â€¦ nothing.
The Lady Steers, who were idle Tuesday, earned the third and final postseason berth from District 5-3A by virtue of Brownwood's 19-7 win over Abilene Wylie. If Wylie had defeated Brownwood, it would have ended the season tied with Big Spring and forced an extra game with the Lady Steers to determine the district's final playoff representative.
The Big Spring boys' track team didn't have have the numbers heading into the District 5-3A track meet, but the Steers definitely had the star power, which was enough to allow them to edge Brownwood for the league title here Wednesday.
The Steers amassed 186 points, compared to 182 for Brownwood. Abilene Wylie was third with 148 points.
SNYDER â€” The Big Spring High School girls are in first place and the boys stand in second after the first day of the District 5-3A track meet in Snyder Tuesday.
Paced by Jaycee Williams' first place finish in the 3,200 meter run, the Lady Steers currently lead the district meet with 37 points after four events, one point ahead of second place Abilene Wylie. Brownwood is currently third with 33 points.
Williams won the ,3200 in a time of 12 minutes, 38.62 seconds while Kristen Rush of Wylie was second in a time of 12:43.73. BSHS' Chelsea Torres was sixth in a time of 13:27.51.
Big Spring High School claimed its first team district title of the year when the boys' golf team took first place in the Disrict 5-3A golf tournament, which concluded play Monday in Sweetwater.
The Steers fired a team total 323 Monday to conclude the tournament with a score of 935, eight strokes better than Abilene Wylie, which finished second at 943. Sweetwater was third with a 968, while Snyder finished fourth at 975.
The Big Spring Lady Steers continue to be their own worst enemy.
Seven Big Spring errors opened the floodgates for Brownwood and helped the Lady Lions waltz to a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Lady Steers in District 5-3A softball action at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Monday.
It wasn't as if Brownwood needed any help, either â€” the district champion Lady Lions suffocated Big Spring with strong pitching from Sydney Laws, who improved to 12-3 for the season, and sterling defense to improve to a perfect 6-0 in district games.
Baseball â€” Howard College at Midland College (non-conference), 2 p.m.
Baseball â€” Slaton at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball â€” Forsan at Denver City, 4:30 p.m.
Softball â€” Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball â€” Forsan at Denver City, 5:30 p.m.
Track â€” Big Spring boys and girls at District 5-3A meet, Snyder.
Tennis â€” Coahoma and Forsan at District 3-2A tournament, Denver City.
Golf â€” Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Snyder.
The Big Spring High School boys' golf team took full advantage of their home-course advantage to pad their lead in the District 5-3A golf tournament.
The Steers fired a team total 304 to boost their lead over second-place Abilene Wylie to 21 strokes after second-round play at Big Spring Country Club Wednesday afternoon.
Big Spring's Blake Brorman defied windy conditions to fire a 1-under 71 to lead the Steers and maintain his lead in individual medalist play. Fellow senior Andrew Fillingim shot a 73, followed by Ryan Pollard with a 79, Tate Kennedy at 82 and Devin Roberson with an 86.